At least 27 inmates have now thought to have died in the latest violence to erupt in a Brazilian prison.
The novelist and filmmaker who wrote “The Exorcist”, William Peter Blatty, has died at the age of 89 in Maryland.
The funeral of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has presented a rare occasion for Iranians to express public resistance.
At least 10 people, mostly police officers, have been killed in northern Sinai after a suicide bomber rammed a lorry into a security check point.
In a plot-twist worthy of a telenovela, a policeman from Rio de Janeiro has confessed to murdering the Greek ambassador to Brazil, who is said to have been his lover’s husband.
Twin explosions in a busy market in central Baghdad on Saturday killed over 27 people and injured dozens more.
William Salice the brains behind the Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs hugely popular with children and big kids has died at 83.
With Debbie Reynolds’ extinguished star joining her daughter’s in the firmament, tributes have redoubled for the famous family that is marking the end of this deathly year for celebrities.